Ions have positive or negative charges. In dating situations, you may know that sometimes opposites attract. In chemistry, opposites ALWAYS attract. Oppositely charged ions are attracted to each other and this forms an ionic bond between two atoms.
This concept gave me a jumping off point and when I started to look at the pictures I thought it would be interesting to replicate the model of the water molecule. Too much! So I settled for a couple of atoms and kind of took artistic liberties with placement and coloring!
I wanted to highlight the energy flowing between the positive and negative ions, which to me suggested a force field or a glow! So sparkles and metallic zigzags came into the picture! I used fabric crayons and glitter to add highlights and shadows. I zigzagged rings within each circle to imply a spinning motion, as these ions are always moving!
The top was fused onto a material very similar to Timtex/Peltex and then I backed it and added the red zigzag (again for energy and movement) to finish rather than a binding.
It is kind of like a giant postcard or as my husband so eloquently remarked before his short stay in the dog house, “Is that place mat for me?”
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